Book Review: Allied Armor in Normandy

In this video we review the new book Allied Armor in Normandy  This book is part of the Casemate Illustrated series and is written by Yves Buffetaut.

Publisher’s Description:

Tanks were the beasts of the Second World War, machines designed to destroy anything and anyone in their path. Throughout the summer of 1944, the Allied forces readily employed tanks and armored vehicles to gain ground in the bloody campaign of Normandy. Heavily armed, they provided a kind of support which no number of infantrymen could offer, battling their way through enemy lines with their guns blazing. From the US 2nd Armored Division named ‘Hell on Wheels’ to the British ‘Achilles’ tank, the encounters they had in battle were explosive.

This volume of the Casemate Illustrated series explores the Normandy invasion from the perspective of the Allied Armored divisions, looking at how armored vehicles played a central role in the many battles that took place. It includes over 40 profiles of tanks and armored vehicles, from the American Sherman and Stuart tanks to the bulldozers and amphibious vehicles designed for the beach.

With detailed diagrams and many photos illustrating the composition of the Allied armored divisions and tank regiments present at Normandy, this volume explains the crucial part played by tanks in gaining a foothold in Normandy after the D-Day landings, as well as the significance of many other types of armored vehicles.

Video: The Tanks of World War II: Renault FT

We start off the first of our episodes on the French campaign of 1940 with this look at the French Renault FT.  A veteran of the Great War, this early tank model soldiered on into World War II, albeit in a limited role due to it’s age.

Recommended book titles on the Renault FT

The Tank Museum: Tank Chats #54 JS III

The latest video from The Tank Museum’s Tank Chat series featuring museum curator David Willey examining the IS III tank.

The Chieftain: Tankfest Thoughts 2018 Part 2

World of Tanks North American researcher Nicholas “The Chieftain” Moran presents the second part of his video on the recent Tank Fest event at the Bovington Museum.

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The Chieftain: Tankfest Thoughts 2018 Part 1

Over at his youtube channel, World of Tanks chief North American researcher Nicholas “The Chieftain” Moran has posted part 1 of his observations from the recent Tank Fest 2018 event at the Tank Museum at Bovington.

Book Review: Hungarian Armored Forces of World War II

A video book review of Hungarian Armored Forces in World War II (Photosniper) by Peter Mujzer, published by Kagero as part of their Photosniper series.

Video Book Review: Tanks of the USSR and International Tank Development

In this video we review two books by Alexander Ludeke, International Tank Development From 1970 (Fact File) and Tanks of the USSR 1917-1945 (Fact File).